Domestic Flights Allowed To Operate With 100% Capacity By Centre

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 1025

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation allowed domestic flights to fly with 100% capacity like the pre-COVID days from October 18 onwards. A circular was issued by the ministry, announcing the withdrawal of restrictions on domestic flights capacity. The airlines have been operating at 72.5 per cent of their pre-Covid domestic flights since August 12. With the flights accommodating a higher number of passengers, this is good news for travellers.

Meanwhile,  you will soon be able to carry your nano drones on domestic holidays. Yes, the government is looking for ways to relax the usage of drones and ensure that passengers can carry the drone on flights for recreational purposes. As of now, vacationers could not carry drones on domestic flights but the government is working out an arrangement for the same.

Nano Drones Will Also Be Allowed In Domestic Flights

While it is still unclear whether drones will be allowed in check-in baggage or handbags, it will be in sync with guidelines for international passengers. People will be allowed to carry nano drones weighing up to 250gm on vacation within the country. Even the nano drones have high-quality cameras these days so, this comes as a great piece of news for travellers. Will Drones Be A Reality Soon In India? Civil Aviation Releases Updated Drone Rules.

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The Government Has Relaxed Rules For Operating Drones

The government had released a new, relaxed set of rules for operating drones. However, carrying drones during air travels still remains a grey area that needs a lot of clarity. As of now, people operating nano and micro between 251 gram and 2 kg do not require a remote pilot license. Meanwhile, the government is also working out an airspace map that will show the areas where a drone can be operated.

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